Fabrics used for Flower Girl Dresses, Communion Dresses, Christening Gowns and Suits, Tuxedos, Children's Wear, Newborn & Infant Outfits and more.
fine, tightly woven plain weave fabric with a faint rib. Usually of cotton or
cotton blend, but can be made with any fiber.
fabric in a plain weave using tightly twisted yarns. Chiffon has a light to
medium weight and has a limp quality that creates a very graceful drape and
with an all over crinkled, pebbly, or puckered surface resulting from the use of
tight twist yarns, embossing, or crepe weave.
High thread count 100% cotton yarns in a plain weave create a light weight,
slightly sheer, and supremely soft fabric.
100% cotton in a tight satin weave, making a very soft, smooth, mid-weight
fabric with a subtle shine.
woven fabric with a soft "nap" on one side, known for being very soft
and warm to the touch.
A double face knit fabric with identical 1x1 rib on each side. Usually firm and
Single knit fabric with an intermeshing of stitches in the same direction on the
face and a series of semicircular loops on the back, making each side appear
different from the other.
plain, light weight, loose woven cloth made from flax fibers and noted for its
strength, coolness and soft luster. Linen tends to wrinkle easily.
Knit is a term for fabric created by parallel courses of yarn that loop into one
another (as opposed to the weaving of perpendicular fibers in woven fabrics).
The size and fibers of the yarns vary widely to create a huge range of available
textiles, from casual interlock and jersey knits to warm and cozy sweater knits.
Matte Satin: Satin
is a weaving process that causes light to reflect off diagonally
"floating" yarns rather than being absorbed by the regular
perpendicular intersections of yarns found in a plain weave. Satin can be made
from any fiber, is smooth and tightly woven, and comes in many weights and
degrees of shine.
Woven in the same manner as regular organza, but with a sparkly shine for a
weave cotton fabric. Medium weight usually unbleached. Ideal for textile
very delicate, open, and light fabric created by twisting, knotting, or weaving
threads together at regular intervals.
Nylon Tricot: Durable,
lightweight, sheer knitted fabric using super fine synthetic fibers.
A plain weave fabric made of tightly twisted yarns in a sheer, light weight with
a crisp finish and can be constructed of any number of textile fibers, usually
polyester and has a soft luster.
A textured weave, available in many different patterns: vertical, horizontal or
diagonal rib, birdseye (small diamonds), waffle (small squares), honeycomb, or
wave. Usually tightly woven and constructed of cotton or cotton blend fibers.
A tightly woven plain weave fabric in a 65% polyester / 35% cotton blend for a
nice, wrinkle-resistant, no-shine finish.
Polyester Lining: Lightweight,
tightly woven plain weave fabric utilizing a 100% polyester fiber. Soft, smooth
weaving process that causes light to reflect off diagonally "floating"
yarns rather than being absorbed by the regular perpendicular intersections of
yarns found in a plain weave. Satin can be made from any fiber, is smooth and
tightly woven, and comes in many weights and degrees of shine.
the same as dupioni, creating the same overall textured effect of the silk
product, but utilizing man-made polyester fibers rather than natural silk yarns.
Shantung is bright white, medium weight, and has a soft luster on the surface.
Silk Dupioni: A
subtly textured fabric woven from a double strand of silk yarn in a plain weave
pattern. The yarn is uneven and varies in width, creating a series of natural
horizontal "slubs", which should not be considered flaws, as they make
up the unique character of the textile. It is light to medium weight, and has a
crisp finish with an understated sheen.
plain woven fabric with a very fine cross rib. Taffeta has a smooth texture with
a soft sheen on the surface.
net in a hexagonal mesh pattern (see netting description above). Has a light to
medium stiffness and is often made from silk, rayon, cotton or nylon fibers.
Tulle is most commonly used in formal wear, veils and costuming.
sheer fabric in an open plain weave that drapes and gathers very well. Has a
light to heavy crisp finish.